Laser Acne and Scar Removal
Breakouts can be a big issue for those who suffer from acne. Some people even experience bad scarring from constant breakouts. Laser scar removal is a very effective treatment for getting rid of acne scars. At Sudbury Med Spa, we can help restore the beauty of your skin with our IPL treatments for acne scar removal.
What is IPL?
There are several medications and face washes that can reduce or even stop acne breakouts. Once this is taken care of, the next step is to consider getting the scars removed with lasers. IPL or intense pulsed light is a method in which short light pulses target the affected area and
The aim of IPL treatment is to minimize the overall appearance of acne scarring. By using light to treat the affected area, this method encourages the growth of new cells and smoother skin. It doesn’t completely eliminate the scars but does noticeable reduce their appearance. Our team at Sud bury Med Spa can let you know if you are a good candidate for IPL treatments.
How is it Done?
Laser scar removal works in a couple of ways. First, heat generated by the laser removes the top layer of skin. This layer slowly peels away after the treatment and your skin will look smoother.
Second, while the skin with the scars is breaking apart and peeling, the light and heat from the laser stimulates the growth of new skin cells and the production of collagen. Blood flow to the area is higher due to the heat. Both these elements work to make the scars look less prominent and the laser treatment promotes steady healing.
What to Expect from the Procedure
IPL is used mostly to treat scarring on the face. It can also be used effectively in other areas with acne scarring such as the arms, neck, upper torso, and back. Some side effects of the IPL procedure are redness, swelling and mild pain at the site. These usually disappear after some time and the redness takes a bit longer to fade away.
You will have to take good care of your skin for the time specified by the doctor. This is because your skin will be sensitive to sun damage. Avoid tanning beds and being out in the sun for 8 weeks after the treatment. Keep in mind that the results will not be evident immediately. It takes 10-14 days for the results to be visible.
Things to Consider
IPL treatments for acne scars is not covered by insurance. The cost of treatment depends on:
- The area and number of scars to be treated
- Number of treatments required
Schedule a Consultation
IPL Laser treatments for acne scar removal is simple and effective. It reduces the appearance of scars quite well. The most important thing to do is to find the right doctor to perform the treatment. At Sudbury Med Spa, we have provided numerous patients with amazing results from their IPL treatment. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.